For Schools

Classroom Resources

RNZB resources are designed to enhance your experience of our performances and workshops. While they are primarily designed with teachers in mind, following closely the requirements for NCEA, they are also of interest to anyone wanting to know more about how and why works are created, their historical context and production details such as staging and costuming. The resources are filled with dance activities and some wonderful insider secrets!

Resources from previous productions available here:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Black Swan, White Swan
Bold Moves
Cinderella *copy of the 2007/2012 production. Please note that a classroom resource will be created especially for the 2022 new ballet.
Dancing with Mozart
Don Quixote

Hansel and Gretel
Romeo & Juliet
Speed of Light
Strength and Grace
The Firebird
The Nutcracker
The Piano
The Sleeping Beauty
Three by Ekman

Also available:
What is Ballet? DVD Resource – $25 A dance education DVD for schools. Former RNZB company dancer, Shannon Dawson works with students at Maidstone Intermediate School in a series of lessons covering some of the basics of ballet: foot and arm positions, plies, balances, lifts, etc. He also teaches some of the RNZB’s repertoire, including excerpts from Peter Pan and La Sylphide. Students are then guided into their own dance, making use of the material Shannon has taught them.

For all enquiries, please email  or contact RNZB Education, Community & Accessibility Manager Pascale Parenteau,  021 678 521

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